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2012-03-08 15:04:43

Salk scientists discover a single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine produces a long-lasting cellular memory trace that could be the brain's way of resisting powerful psychostimulants A single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine in mice caused their brains to put the brakes on neurons that generate sensations of pleasure, and these cellular changes lasted for at least a week, according to research by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their findings,...

2012-02-28 09:40:46

A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults  who also misuse prescription drugs.  The report, “Misuse of Prescription and Illicit Drugs among High-Risk Adults” in Los Angeles and New York, was recently published in the first issue of the Journal of Public Health Research. This is the first report to compare patterns of prescription and illicit drug misuse among...

2012-02-24 18:00:26

A study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a new drug for Huntington's disease - pridopidine or dopamine stabilizer ACR16 - might operate via previously unknown mechanisms of action. Researchers have found that at very low concentrations, ACR16 binds to the sigma-1 receptor, a protein in the brain important to neuronal function and survival. This new knowledge can be used to develop future treatments for schizophrenia, involuntary Parkinsonian tremors and neurodegenerative diseases....

2012-02-23 13:43:46

Patients studied produced pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry Some Parkinson's Disease patients can suddenly become creative when they take dopamine therapy, producing pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry. But their new-found interests can become so overwhelming that they ignore other aspects of their everyday life, such as daily chores and social activities, according to research published in the March issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Italian researchers studied 36...

FDA Panel Votes Approves Weight Loss Pill
2012-02-23 10:04:16

Another review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new drug yesterday resulted in a 20-2 judgment in favor of allowing Qnexa to be placed on the market to combat obesity, reports Rita Rubin for WebMD Health News. Qnexa is a combination of two drugs that have long been on the market -- appetite suppressant phentermine and topiramate, which is used to treat seizures and migraines. Obesity specialists and patient advocates agree there is a huge need for obesity drugs to bridge...

15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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